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What is the role of Italian Probate Solicitors?

Italian probate solicitorsThe role of Italian Probate Solicitors

Italian probate solicitors assist with the execution of a Will and the legal procedures of Italian inheritance issues. Engaging the services of a competent and knowledgeable lawyer simplifies the administration of an estate.

Having an independent lawyer will assist with collecting all the documentation relating to property, assets and or land. It speeds up the identification and location of the beneficiaries entitled to the estate of the deceased.

What Italian Probate Solicitors do

An Italian probate solicitor can also help draft certified translations of documents. He/She can appoint a local notary and manage all the required procedures with the relevant Italian authorities to ensure that assets are transferred to the names of the entitled beneficiaries.

Furthermore, an Italian probate solicitor can advise whether there are any claims or rights to assets and or properties according to Italian Inheritance law. A lawyer can conduct searches for properties, titles, deeds and records. He/She can also obtain an appraisal or a survey of a property with the support of qualified professionals, valuing the deceased’s estate for probate purposes and determining if the deceased was subject to debts and liabilities.

Moreover, they can provide advice regarding the procedures for accepting or renouncing an inheritance and the options available according to Italian law.

A lawyer will provide legal support if you need to:

  • – obtain a copy of a public Will;
  • – challenge a Will drafted in conflict with Italian legislation in the Italian Courts;
  • – manage your probate;
  • – register an inherited property in the name of the heirs or;
  • – if heirs choose to sell inherited properties and or assets, a solicitor can also manage that on the heirs’ behalf.

Italian probate solicitors can also determine taxation connected with an inheritance and calculate the inheritance tax due.  Where the estate includes a bank account, in connection with an inheritance case, a solicitor can help release the decedent’s accounts. Furthermore, he/she can ensure a correct distribution of funds to beneficiaries.

A helpful guide

For more information about Italian succession, you might find our Guide helpful. If you would like to discuss a case with us, please contact us.

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